1
0
-1
b. r =
1
0
-1
1
cw
-1
c. r = I
uw
I
d. r = I
0
I
uw
10. Heat transfer assumes significance in a flow with free stream temperature same as wall
temperature when,
a. M=1
b. M>>1
c. Re>10
5
d. Re>2300
Part B (10 x 2 = 20 Marks)
11. What is significance of critical radius of insulation?
12. A 2m long rod of 1cm diameter made of nickel alloy of thermal conductivity 10W/mK is
taken out a furnace and exposed to convection coefficient of 5W/m
2
K. Justify, if or not the
lumped heat analysis can be used.
13. Elucidate the difference between Biot and Nusselt numbers.
14. What is meant by a developed flow?
15. What is Wiens displacement law?
16. How does radiation heat transfer differ from other modes of heat transfer?
17. How are heat exchangers classified?
18. Differentiate LMTD and -NTU methods of heat exchanger analysis.
19. What is meant by ablation?
20. What is the use of reference temperature in High-speed flows?
Part C (5 x 14 = 70 Marks)
21. (a) i. Depict the variation of temperature across a plane wall, whose thermal conductivity is (a)
a constant, (b) directly proportional to temperature and (c) inversely proportional to
temperature. (6)
(a) Thermal conductivity is constant
(b) Thermal conductivity is directly proportional to temperature
(c) Thermal conductivity is inversely proportional to temperature
ii. A composite wall having unit length normal to the plane of the paper is insulated at the top
and bottom as shown in Figure 1. It is composed of four different materials A, B, C and D.
The dimensions are H
A
=H
D
=3m, H
B
=H
C
=1.5m, L
1
=L
3
=0.05m, L
2
=0.1m. The values of
thermal conductivities are k
A
=k
D
=50W/mK, k
B
=10W/mK and k
C
=1W/mK. The fluid
temperatures and heat transfer coefficients are T
1
=200C, h
1
=50W/m
2
K and T
2
=25C and
h
2
=10W/mK. Assuming one-dimensional conduction, (a) sketch the thermal circuit of the
system and (b) determine the heat transfer rate through the wall. (8)
Or
(b) i. What are the assumptions made in obtaining the governing equations for 1-d fin heat
transfer:
d
2
0
dx
2
-m
2
0 = u (3)
A
B
C
D
H
A
=H
D
H
B
H
C
L
1
L
2
L
3
ii. A 70 cm long steel cylinder of 0.35 m diameter, initially at 20C is placed in a
furnace, where T=1050C. Determine the temperatures at the centre and on the surface of the
cylinder after an hour. Assume h=232.5 W/m
2
K, k=34.9W/mK, c
p
=0.7 kJ/kgK and
=7800kg/m
3
. (11)
22. (a) i. Sketch the velocity and temperature profile in the boundary layer for free convection
over a vertical plate, wherein the plate is at a higher temperature than that of air. (3)
(a) ii. Consider a 0.6-m 0.6-m thin square plate in a room at 30C. One side of the plate is
maintained at a temperature of 90C, while the other side is insulated. Determine the rate of
heat transfer from the plate by natural convection if the plate is (a) vertical and (b) horizontal
with hot surface facing up.
Or
(b) i. Sketch qualitatively, the hydrodynamic and thermal boundary layers for cases of Pr<1,
Pr=1 and Pr>1. (6)
ii. Briefly describe the classification of convective heat transfer. (4)
iii. List the correlations of Nusselt numbers used for laminar and turbulent convective
flows and the conditions in which they are valid. (4)
23. (a) i. Prove Kirchoffs law of radiation. (4)
ii. The temperature of the filament of an incandescent light bulb is 2500 K. Assuming the
filament to be a blackbody, determine the fraction of the radiant energy emitted by the
filament that falls in the visible range. Also, determine the wavelength at which the
emission of radiation from the filament peaks. (10)
Or
(b) i. Obtain the shape factors associated with an enclosure formed by two concentric spheres
of radii r
i
and r
o
. (7)
ii. A furnace is shaped like a long equilateral triangular duct. The width of each side is 1m.
The base surface has an emissivity of 0.7 and is maintained at a uniform temperature of
600 K. The heated left-side surface closely approximates a blackbody at 1000 K. The
right-side surface is well insulated. Determine the rate at which heat must be supplied to
the heated side externally per unit length of the duct in order to maintain these operating
conditions. (7)
24. (a) A counter flow double pipe heat exchanger is to heat water from 20C to 80C at a rate of
1.2 kg/s. The heating is to be accomplished by geothermal water available at 160C at a mass
flow rate of 2 kg/s. the inner tube is thin-walled and has a diameter of 1.5 cm. If the overall
heat transfer coefficient of the heat exchanger is 640W/m
2
C, determine the length of the heat
exchanger required to achieve the desired heating. (14)
Or
(b) Cold water enters a counter flow heat exchanger at 10C at a rate of 8 kg/s, where it is
heated by a hot water stream that enters the heat exchanger at 70C at a rate of 2 kg/s.
Assuming the specific heat of water to remain constant at 4.18 kJ/kgC, determine the
maximum heat transfer rate and the outlet temperatures of the cold and hot water streams for
this limiting case. (14)
25. (a) i. Discuss the reasons for high temperature in a high-speed flow, even when the
ambient air is at sub-zero temperature. (5)
ii. i. What are the heat transfer issues in a gas turbine combustion chamber? Discuss
with appropriate diagrams, the means to alleviate these. (9)
Or
(b) i. Discuss in detail the methods of cooling of rocket thrust chambers with relevant
sketches. (8)
ii. Write short notes on
1. Recovery Factor (3)
2. Eckerts reference temperature method (3)
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